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nTAnIsm iseD . NEWBERRY. S. C., TU ESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1897. TWICE A WEEK, 1.50 A Y
servant in !ffamily has his own ae
dounts t the bank, which, when it
d 1 t to a certain sum, is with.
Wn for permanent investment.
The usual rate of interest paid by
the municipal savings banks in Ger.
maily is 8 por cent and, although
their management is intruBted to the
municipalities, the banking inspect
ors of the general government exer
cise a supervision over them. There
is usually a general offlce, with a di.
rector in chief at the city hall, whose
principal duty is to receive remit
tances from branch offices that are
established in every ward. These
funds he investa in government
bonds or in securities of equal value.
The latitude of investment is much
greater than is allowed the postal
savi'gs bank authorites in England
dd France. The funds may be in.
vested in giltedge real-estate mort
gages and even in the erection of
buildings, but before this is done the
proposition must be submitted to the
committee of the common council
which has jurisdiction ever the sav
ings banks. This committee, which
in composed of pra6tical financiers,
merchants and manufacturors and
men who are in the habit of hand
ling money, acts as a sort of board of
directors for the system.
In Berlin there are seventy nine
branch offices with 483,000 depoai.
tors out of a population of 1,800,000
and the total deposits are a little
more than $40,000,000. In Dresden
the savings banks show a still larger
utility in propo,.ion to the popula
tion. Although the number of peo
ple in Dresden is only about one- fifth
as many as in Berlin there are half
as many depositors in the savings
banks and the deposits exceed $22,.
000,000. In sotue of the other
cities the proportion is much larger.
In the town of Aix-la-Chapelle, for
ezample, with only ITO,489 popula
tion there are over 108,000 deposi.
tors, with credits of more than $20,
000,000. In Altona, a city of 149,
000 people, there are over 180,000
depositors, with nearly $20,000,000
to their credit.
Thig illustrates the extent and the
value of the service; but theis is a
great deal of complaint from the ag
rariane that no provision is made by
the government for receiving the
savings of the farming population,
and an agitation has been going on
for some years in favor of a transfer
of the municipal system to the pos.
tal authorities and the adoption of
something like the French system.
The F lnische Zeitung of a recent
date contained an interesting article
on this subject in which the advan
tages of such a transfer were set
forth at length and the necessity of
making provision for the farmers as
well as the mechanics in the cities
and the larger towns was demon
strated in forcible language.
"It cannot be denied," the writer
says. "6hat hundreds of thousands of
people in the empire would gladly
pay by a part of their wages every
month if they were not prevented by
insufficient opportun~ities. * * * *
An Imperial post savings system
would be of the greatest advantage,
particularly to the agricultural
classes, for there is a postoffice with
in convenient reach of every farmer,
the postal system is everywliere
trusted, and would not only furnish
a convenient opportunity for depos
its but an easy method of pay.
The late Emperor Frederick was a
g'-eat believer io the postal savings
bank system, and if he had lived it
is probable that it would have been
adopted in Germany long ago.
A poor editor who knows how it is
himself, says: "It is said that a New
York girl kneads bread with her
gloves on- That is no newvs to us.
We need bread with our boots on,
we need bread with our pants on,
and it those subscribers who are so
much in arrears don't pay up soon,
we will need bread without anything
'The number and the value of the
special premium offered by individ
uals and tirms of Columbia surpass
those of previous years, as the success
of the '97 fair promises to surpass all
"THE DRY THRN ISSUEL
AT gAAs IaN sQUA1fLT RAI#XQ 3*T
".AX*A ru Haetra. -r*Y1
[The State, 1st.)
Quite a lively legal light it is
thought is going to ensue as a ro
sult of the position taken by the
State that original package stores
e-inot be opened and maintained in
the dry towns In this State,. There
are quite a large number of them
who have voted prohibition under
clauses in their charters and, not
- even 4ispensaries can be established
in any of them without a vote of the
people. Attorney General Barber
regards the issue as a most import.
The Governor has recently ordere
fiYe original package stores locat a
respectively in Elko, Wood ff,
Greenwood, Cowpens and Wilfam
stoo, all dry towns, 09sMd up and
the. stocks 0e 'T~ happened that
t , aiMkofe agency was that of Blu
thenthal & Bickart. . This firm is
protected by a sweeping injunction
granted by Judge Simonton in the
Union case. As soon as the Elko
seizure was made the attorneys of
this firm notified the constables
who closed the place that they were
in contempt of Judge Simonton's
order of injunction and demanded
the release of the goods. The attor
ney general's office replied that the
State did not consider the cbn
stables in contempt and that the
property would not be released. Mr.
Barber says that it is clear that no
contempt can come of the proceeding
under the 1 wl the town being i dry
town. Then .he attorneys of the
Atlanta flrm notified the South Caro.
lins and Georgia railroad that it it
"Zopted the goods from the con
stables and hauled them to the State
dispensary at Columbia proceedings
would be instituted against them.
The road wired to the attorney gen
. erals and was besitating about taking
the shipment. But later a telegram
came from the road saying that upon
the advice of its counsel it had taken
tbp shipment and would handle it.
While this was going on the at.
torney general received information
to the effect that rules have been
issued by Judge Simonton returnable
before him at Flat Rook today ie
quiring them to show cause why
1hey should not be hf e.1 for contempt
in the Greenwood and Woodruff
cases; but that the. *Jdge had re
1uiytto* glint temporary Injunctions
accompanying the rules..
since the above was written the
Govarnor has ordered the "0. P."
* stores at Ridgeville and Fairfield to
* be closed and their contents seized.
GEMANYra sAVINoS BANKL.
b MEnicipal conutroi I. Likely to BIe sup
planted by National Authority.
William E. Curtis writes from
Berlin to the Chicago Record that
in Germany the savings-banks sys
S temn Is managed by the municipal
government, instead of the national
authorities, as in England, .Franoe,
Belgium, Italy and other Europoan
countries. The system dates back
for nearly a century and, with the
exception of some uninhportant do.
tails, is uniform throughout the em
pire. German thrift is proverbial.
There are po other people in the
world whd can do without luxuries
and~ ngs that they do not, actually
no ..ith so great a degree of con.
tentnent. From the oradle the
'ildern are taught economy. It is
as much a matter of education as the
catechism. In some of the schools
the children are instructed to gath.
er during their play hours and on
their way to and from their homes
all such apparently valueless objects
as old bottles, tin cans, refuse metals,
etc., which are sold to the junkshops
and the proceeds deposited to the
credit of the child in thp nearest
savings bank. The same spirit that
inspires this economy has caused the
number of depositors in the savings
banks of the empire to exceed the
number of households, It is often
the case that every child and every
are sileut. I-it was presumptuous
of me. Perhaps thoro is anoth.
She (arising impetuously)-"Les.
"He-"Dora!" (They embrace.)
This was what the amateur actors
called "hot stuff," and when it is
considered that the young man play.
ing Lester Valentine carried the
scene with pleading tenderness, al.
ternated with quivering intensity, it
might be supposed that he vias a
past master in the art of proposing.
To tell the truth, however, he made
a different sort of an effort when he
actually proposed to the girl who had
played Dora. They were at a coun
try place together, and had sought
places on a bench somewhat hidden
from the house by a dense growth of
She-"What are you doing?"
She--"Well, put your arm down.
Some one wy be looking."
He-"Ile that why you want me to
put it down ?"
She-"Oh, you are simply dread.
ful! No; take it clear hway.
Don't you know, it's awfully jay for
a man to put his arm behind a girl?
Its just about the same as hugging
He-"No, it isn't--not by a long
She-"Are you going to behave
He-"Well, it seems to me that
this is pretty rough treatmont for an
old friend "
She--"You must feel very badly
hurt about it."
He-"I do, hodestly. You don't
seem to realize that I'm stuck on
Sho-"Now, Will, for goodness
sake, don't begin that again."
He--Yes; but I'm in earnest this
She--"All right; go ahead. What
are you going to do-propose to
He-"That's what I'm doing now,
if you'll give me a chance."
She-"Goodness! Exouse me! I
didn't know I was interrupting any
thing as important as that!"
He--"There you are By George!
A. man trying to make the effort of
his life,, you know, and you making
fun of him."
She-"Why, Will! I'm not mak
ing fun of you. Go ahead, Pm
perfectly wild to hear you."
He--"Well, that's all there was to
She-"You haven't said anything
He-"Say, Net, what do you want
me to do ? Get down on my knees?"
She-- "Most of them do-yes."
He-"All rignt. I won't. I'm
going to tell mother tonight that it's
She-"Take away your arm, Will.
E 'very one can see!"
HIe-"I will, but you've got to
answer right away."
She-"Will, what could I answer ?
He-"And this isn't one of those
comic paper engagements, either."
She--"It's a real engagement ?"
He-" Well, I should say it is
She-"All right. No, not now."
In One Day.
Thorough Hook Ilorrovwera.
[ When Theodore Parker left~ this
~ounxtry for the last time, ho sent me,
with his farowvell, five volumes of his
Sworks, each with his own autograph.
Ihave "lent" each of these to some
4friend," -who has forgottoen to return
it, and do-.not now "possess" one of
UOW THEY ARIC MADE ON THEI STAIAN
AND IN LIFU.
The Real Thing Is Said Jte luvoA,9 Sous
slesag, Considerable Iusser ased a Gooa
Deal or Nervousness.
[From the Chicago Record.]
A young man of the South Side is
a muember of an amateur dramatic
company. Last spring he assisted
in the production of a very pretty
society play. In the third act of the
play he had a proposal scene with a
young woman for whom he felt some
thing more than a passing regard.
The lines of the proposal scoue
were full of music and passion. It
was agreed that the young mar
spoke them remarkably well. I
fact, at least one hundred peopk
told him he oughtto give up his pre
sent vocation (living with his father:
and go on the "real stage."
The girl was seated on a sofa
sighing over % bouquet of flowers h4
had sent her, when he entered L. U
E., came (own the stage a few steps
besitated, and then walked resolutely
toward the sofa, and began, standing
behind the girl. The stage lovej
usually stands behind the object o
his regard and pour. his appeal ovej
her left shoulder:
She-"Oh, Mr. Valentine, how you
She-"I was thinking of you jus
He-"Thinking of me?"
She--"I mean-that I was advair
ing these flowers you sent me. Are
they not beautiful ?"
He-"I thought them beautifui
when I plucked them this morning
They were fresh with dew and e.
haled a sweet fragrance in the morn
ing air. I thought them beautiful
because-because you were no
there, Dora. See, they are drooping
already. Perhaps it is because the3
are shamed by the prence of loveli
ness which surpasses theirs, eve
She-"Mr. Valentioe, what are yoi
He--"I am saying what my hear
prompts me to iay, I am asyfai
that which I would have said tho
first time I ever say you. Unworth3
though I am-I-Dora, I love you!'
He-"Dou't turnaway, Dora, Lis
ten to mue. I must tel3 it-will tell It.
even though you spiarn me and gen<
me away forever. I have loved yoi
since that tirst day at Fern Lodge
You wore a uimple gown of whit.
The sunshine was ini your hair. Yoi
gave mue one glance. It went to m;
heart. I almost stiggered from tb
bweet pleasure of that moment
Something told me that you wore th
woman I must love forever, cam
weal, come woe. I tried to speak ti
you, but I could not. You remnem
She (plucking a rose to pieces)
He-"Then came the cruel sepa
ration. I went far away, but th<
image of your sweet face -went 'witi
me-the hope of securing you agail
was the one beacon light whiol
shone for me in t.hat lonely land on
yonder. I have heard of men seek
ing for forgettulness-why, Dora,
would not have forgotten that da
for all the treasures of earth. E3vei
when fate seemed to decree that
should never ceo you again, evei
when I felt in my anguish that yoi
had forgotten me-that you ha<
never loved me--I lived upon th<
memory of that day. I said to my
self: 'Soas and mountains may di
vide, but love car. reach to the end
of the universe.' I threw defianc<
back to fate. I cried out~; 'I lov<
her, and naught can forbid m:
love!'--~ Dora, we meet again,
come to you,. and I lay at your fee
a love that cannot be changed b;
the markmngs of time; a. love stronge
than death itself. I (d0 not presumi
to be worthy of your love, but I ecn
not'live without telling you that yoi
are the woman whom I have loved
whom I m ismt love without ceasing
until time shall 'ne no more. Yom
AUTHORS AND ARTISTS DAY
AT THE NASLVILI EXPOSITION ON
OUT(K 11th AND tskti. L
Fine Progratu Has Beeu Arrauged--Many
Die Iugulabed Artists aid Author i ve
INOU I uvitet asia %vnm tie'rier. I
Tto 11th and 12th days of Octo
ber have been designated by the
management of the Tennesseo Con
tennial Exposition as Author's and
Artist's Days, and on these days it.
is proposed to hold a meeting of
these two distinguished classes of
brainworkers at Nashvillo.
The convocation was undertaken
by ian and women who had in view
the elevating of the literary and ar
tistie staudarde of the country and
especially of the South. . The tend
enoy of the day is to organization,
but there is another tendoncy more
manifest in the fields of art and lit
erature--the tendency to surbordi
nate artistic and litorary pursuit4 to
commercial considerations. Fine
art is surbordinated to commercial
art, and the best paid writers aro
those who write from a purely com
iercial standpoint. What may bo
done towards giving the proper stan
dard a higher place in the minds of
the people is one thing to bo con
sidered by the gathoring.
Another motive in calling this
convocation, is to place the South ou
a firmer basis in the matters of art
and literature. An effort is being
made to establish in Nashville, as a
sequence to the Exposition, a groat
Southern school of art, Mnd this con
voestion will add materially to the
upli 'ting that would follow such a
step. A permanent. art gallory is al
ready assured of proportious groater
than any similar institution in any
Southern city. The wondorful art
exhibit in the Parthenon, and the re
prodneed Parthenon itself, are well
worth the attention and inspoection
of any artist, for it gives an inspira
tion never to be forgotten.
Everybody is organized except the
brain-workers, and this convocation
would bring enough of the leading
authars and artists together to effect
great reforms by the influence origi.
nating here. Such a meeting will be
in itNelf an educating influence that.
will have a wonderful offect through.
out the realms of art and literature.
It would be an uplifting that would
do tho whole country good.
To the artist and author alike
there would be offered immeasurabla
opportunities for acquiring new ma
terial. The New England States
have furnished material for thous
anda of books and thousands of pic
tures, to say nothing of unumberod
articles for the magazines and lite
rary weeklies. Yet Nowv England is
not more rich in material than is
this section. The history of T1'on
nesmee is flleod with romances that
offer unlimited opportunity to the
authors. The old conditions are
passing away rapidly, anid today's
workers must seize and make p)er
manent the fleeting images bofoire
they disappear forever. T1hme South
is rich in new thoughts and new
suggestions to the literary workers
of theicountry, and a careful exam
ination will show how superlicialy the
few workers in this field have as yet
cultivated it. Yet many of their
harvests have boon bountiful. The
oldea days, the changing conditions,
the types and marnners now passinmg
away, can be still seen in any South
era city by a watchful observer, but1
in a few years they will have gone
(ood must result from a visit to
this convocation and part icipaition in
its deliberations. it is proving ims
monnmely popular, and a nonmbor of
most distingished people have ac
cept ed, men andi( women whIo alone
would he ani entertainment to any
gathering. T1he indicat ions are
that there will be hundreds whose
nam''s are familiar to thle readling
worl .. Marny of the atists accept
ing aire th1e painters of famous pie
ture iin the Part honon, antd enioughi
of ti.em are comning to rmaike a~ no.
table gathbenrig. Ot her art.ists are
coming to profit by the aggregation
of art works in the collect ion here,
an I to spy ont. the land with a view
to fittmae ocuaannyv
,Oue olss of writers who havo
lop11 specially invited is the larf e
lass too commonly left unrecog
ized when "authors" are spoken of
the writers for the newspapers for
ho cotitry. Theso number in their
an11kH many of tho best, writors and
>rainest men and women in the pro
ossion of authorship, and it is do
ired that thoro bo a really repro.
ontative attendanco of thesO til,
mnted workers. It is contemplated
o bring together all that is best in
ho world of authorship and of art,
md to make closer than ovir the
)ond which now unites them.
It is hoped that there will be a
argo attendance from every section,
which is now assured from soveral
octios of the country. Success
>wing assured, the desiro is to mako
t such a success as wis never hoped
or in the days when the subjoect was
A fine programme lis been ar
-angd, and noarly all the partivi
)ants invited havo already accepted
ho placo offered them. . will be
much a mooting as will bonofit. overy
)II0 inl att'Indancev.
Among the notablo artists and
imthors w no have already positively
tecopted the invitation to be prosent
tre 1Rov. T. Dowitt Talmage; Dr. J.
L. M. Curry, Agont of the Per.body
Isducation Fund; Wallace Bruco;
iuo H. Noely, Muncie, I Id.; W. I.
Visschor, Chicago Press Club; Miss
4arali Elliot, Sowane; Robert Lovo
nan, Dalton, Ga.; Aux. 1. C. Skino,
figh Mount, N. Y.; Orace DulTy
Boylan, Chicago; Mrs. Nora G ridloy,
[roquis Ahagazino; G. J. Zolnay, J.
Aolort, S m"Iptors; J.. T. Snow,
Philadelphia; Madison J. Caweii,
Po)STA 1. BANKs AT WASH I N(GTON.
Iwo Interviews wit Is 'rnami1nent OmiItl
WISO FVor The011.
Assistant Secretary Spaulding of
tho troasury dopartmont at Wash.
ington was interviewed on the subject
of postal-savings banks the ot.hor
day by a Chlicogo Record corr
s1ondent.. Ito Haid:
"I do not think the goverornmoit
ought to OltOr the bankiig busiess
in comipetition with private parties,
but the postal savings bank ieed not
do this. As I understand tlie pur
pose of the advocate of this systom,
it is to accomlidato certain small d
positors who could n At in mjost. caseH
reach banks and who dissipate their
small earning under present condi
tions. If this systemi reaches such
people it will prove a great benefit
to t hem. Postal -savings banks open
a way for insignificant deposits to
accumlate and become of app)rociall
value to the dlepositors. In this way
such banks are ani incentive for
economy and induce thrift. Self
respect accompanies the possessions
of a little money, and such a system,
therefore, toads to better citizenship.
It also tends to p)lace considerable
moniey at t ho disp)osal of the govern -
mont which ot herwiso would be0 lost
hothI to thue governmnenit and1 the citi
zen. It seems to me that the plan
ought to be worked out to great ad
vant age to everybody concerned."
Third Assitant Postmaster-Gon
eral Moritt said to t,ho nnme corre
"The pelople should be encouraged
iln habits of thrift. and economy, andI
no better wvay of accomepl ishinug that
result canO1) bevised t han by offer.
ing them a perfectly secure and re
liable savings bank, wvhere small
deposits can be placed at interest.
The habit of economy once formed
will rapidly grow and spread, and
postal-usavinigs banks will prove at
success from thie (lay they are estabth
1lished m thIsis counatry."'
P rinmters' DlevilI ( from Bun igt own
Bannosr Oflice,). Say, the editor
wants yer t'pay upl yor nsext yeas's
subscript ion ini bromo seltzer, asn'
lot, him hanve it right away !"
Drsuggiut. -'" W lhat's thet troule?"'
Devi.-" 'Well, a feller pasid .3 years
back sub)script ion in apple jack yes -
Tihse hsonor of carrying off a prize
in t he State Fair far out weightsa its
int rinsic value.
DEATH 01. HIU01 LEABE WARLEY.
M ltingumard Conte-derate Soldtor and
luvolel ton of mouth car'Ala apsses
[News and Courier.1
Spartanburg, Soptember 30.-Gon
lugh L. Farley (ied this afternoon
it. 4 o'clock.
Uonl. Farley was 52 yoals of age
tod a native of Laurens County. He
mtored the army in 1861 when 10
,oars of igo, and served throuhgout
he war, and was promotod for gal
antry at the battle of Chickamauga.
iftor tho war he was for several
m'ears ongagod in planting on the
1onst. near Charleston, and returned
'0 the up-country during the election
roubles of 1869--70 and was among
,ho prisoners sont to Columbia during
hlo Lauirons persecutions. lie re
nloved to Spartanburg in 1871 and
vas for a whilo connected with the
ipartaiburg and Union Railroad
horo and afterwardo assumed odi.
orial control of the Spartan, whieh
be conducted with marked ability for
rour years. lIo took an active part
in the campaima of 1870 in Spartan
burg an(un adjoining counties, and
ifterwards engaged in the profession
.)f law. lIo was elected to the Log.
islature from Spartanburg County in
1880, and was generally in hi seoat.
1Io was a groat admirer of Mart,
ary and actively identified with the
Tillman movoment for six or eight
months bofore he was nominatod by
the Democratic primary for the oflico
ol A(djutant (eneral, for which he
hald bomn sovoe1ral timos an unsuc
coSfiul cand i date, and which lie
tilled with credit to himself and to
the satisfaction of the Conservatives
as well as Tillmanites. After his
retiroment. from tho ofice of Adju
tant 001norad lhe Wiis chosan to sue
ced the lamnintod (len. Korshaw
as compilor of the rolls of South
Corolina commands in the Confed.
vrato service, and was earnestly on
gaged in t hat work until his health
gavo way. Gon. Farley was always
a modera'to man, sooking the truth
betweon ext remos, an1d while not suC
vessfuil as a poulticiin, lie had many
warm porsonal friends and ad.
WON 4 WIFE WlTH AN Eit.
Okhihumu Fr 'arr 11ib)d HFAIAppy by a RjaU
dom .ivo Mesoago.
Now York Herald.
IRoss Willmams of Enid, 0. T.,
wrote a lovolorn message on an egg
readyv for shuipmient several woeks
ago, and as a result he won himself
What thet young mlan said on the0
egg wVas this:
"On a farm in the Cherokee strip
I sit a sad1 and lonoly balchelQr,
thinking sadly over my fato and
wvould love to come off the nest anid
joini my i;roe with that of some come
ly young lady of not too many sung
miers' growth. Should the message
on this egg moaet with the eye of a
fair one who is matrimonially ini
clined onl short acqu aintanico, and
who thinks she could enjoy a prairie
life with a student of nature's
beauty, address08 lloss Williams, Enid,
lin (111 course of time this reply
"D)ear Mr. WNilliamns-Fromn the
quiet precincts of my boudoir'- I
write thee. I amn lonely, too, and
have ofteni longed to qu it city life
and go) west, whero the tall, wild
grass sways in the wind as if listen
inig to the sweet. sonigs of thle chinch
bugs. A ft or chopp)ing wood to
kindle the k itchien firei and after the
fir o wais ready for bus1ine(,ss anid the
pan1I wm,l sVizzlng ini the 14parklinlg fat,
I was abiout to break an egg into the
pan,, when, hohold(! yourF mosan1go
umeets myl gazoe. It seemed1( lik(i a
dream11 of a lost, unknown love.
ami comxely, but not. fair. Age, twen
ty- three, 110 money, but plenty of
grit. Let us exchiangt photographis.
It maiy all end int another American
union, lonig to lbe preserved. Me
thinks I know you now.
" 'lh:ssiz CAanuI, Chicago, Ill."'
l"urther correspondence resultedl,
and, a few dalys latter the young peo
ll w(re maJJrri('d.